Set in the heart of the Piddle Valley on the outskirts of the
the picturesque village of Piddletrenthide, South House Retreat is a
unique place to rest and visit the beautiful county of Dorset.
Run by writer Tracy and her artist husband Martin
this 200-year old Regency house is a wonderfully tranquil
place. The guest bedrooms have big comfy beds, fluffy dressing
gowns and towels, hair dryers, tea/coffee facilities, desks
and relaxation space.
There are also three bathrooms with toiletries, so you can
have bubble filled lazy soaks or a refreshing
shower, a therapy room where you can book relaxing massages
and other holistic treatments.
The rooms are deliberately without TV giving
you more time to relax in the garden or hot tub, enjoy down time,
read or play board games in the large lounge, read in the library or
There is a homely kitchen with aga, open fires, studio space for
painting, a south facing walled garden, hot tub and the river
Piddle running through the grounds.
The house is surrounded by beautiful countryside offering superb
walks and spectacular views of rolling hills and the amazing
Jurassic Coast is a short drive away.
There is no minimum stay though with bed and breakfast,
half and full board options as well as bespoke packages available,
you are likely to want to linger!
Alongside the guest facility South House hold a number of
residential and non-residential courses for writers and artists.
Mindful, meditation-well-being workshops are
held throughout the year.
The house and gardens are available for hire to photographers
for private or commercial shoots on an hourly or daily basis.
The art studio space is available for hire to for guests and
There are only a few guest bedrooms available,
we do however, cater for small group functions and day visitors.
For more information on this unique creative, restful haven please
use the contact facilities on this site or call one of
the contact numbers.
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